Information for Health Care Workers

Continuing Care

Continuing Care Careers

There are many career opportunities across the province for Continuing Care Assistants, Licensed Practical and Registered Nurses in long term care and home care settings.

Continuing Care Assistants (CCA) help clients by providing personal care and support services while promoting healthy and independent living in the client's home or in a long-term care facility. CCAs work one-on-one with their clients, which makes this career very rewarding for people who enjoy helping others.

More information about becoming a CCA is available at the Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) Program website or through the Health Care Human Resource Sector Council.

Bursaries Available

Bursaries are available for students at Nova Scotia Community College and Université Sainte Anne. Applications close September 4 for Université Sainte-Anne and September 13 for NSCC.

Information for Health Care Workers

If you need information to help a patient or client, click on programs and services on left-hand column.

Health care workers, clients, or members of the public can call 1-800-225-7225 to talk to someone about Continuing Care Services. Call between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., seven days a week.

Acts and Legislation

Legislation informs owners, operators and long-term care staff and clients of their obligations and rights by law.

Go to Acts and Legislation page.

Policies and Standards

The Department of Health and Wellness, Continuing Care Division supports owners and operators of long-term care facilities by creating policies and monitoring standards in the sector to ensure that there is a consistent quality of care provided to long-term care residents. Owners, operators and staff of long-term care facilities must be in compliance with the following legislation, policies and standards.
Go to Policies and Standards page